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Claflin council welcomes new members

CLAFLIN - The governing body of the City of Claflin met in regular session at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 8 in the city building. City Clerk Patricia Schmidt submitted the unofficial minutes of the meeting. Dustin Daniels and Nathaniel Florian were sworn in as council members. Councilman Doug Hubbard was

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-01-16 06:36:00

Circles invites community to first graduation

A community effort to end poverty in Barton County will celebrate a milestone later this month. Circles of Central Kansas invited the public to the graduation of its first Getting Ahead Class at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, at the First United Methodist Church in Great Bend. Beck Gillette, site directo

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-01-16 02:18:00

City, landowner settle bridge issue

There was a bit of good news when the Great Bend City Council Monday night heard an update on the beleaguered Park Street bridge over the Lischevsky Ditch east of Great Bend. The news followed a meeting Monday afternoon between the landowner whose property was isolated when the bridge was condemne

GREAT BEND TRIBUNE - 2018-01-16 05:55:00

Events announced for annual Messiah Festival

LINDSBORG - The first "Messiah Sing-Along" will be part of the events scheduled for this year's Messiah Festival of the Arts. This year's festival, titled "Community," will feature a variety of art, music and theatrical events between March 22 and Easter Sunday, April 1. On Palm Sunday, March 22, th

SALINA JOURNAL - 2018-01-15 21:56:10

Two-alarm fire displaces four residents in west Modesto

Burning vehicles and a garage displaced four residents Sunday afternoon, but firefighters stopped the flames from reaching their west Modesto home. The fire was reported shortly after 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the house in the 2700 block of Chapparal Place, just south of Blue Gum Avenue and near Alberta M

MODESTO BEE - 2018-01-15 17:28:00

'I'm not going anywhere,' rapped a defiant MS-13 gang member. Days later, he was dead | The Modesto Bee

Christian Sosa Rivas knew he was a marked man. The brash, 21-year-old leader of an MS-13 clique in Springfield, Virginia, had incurred the wrath of rivals in the violent street gang. So in late 2016, the aspiring rapper sat in the back of a dimly lit car and recorded what would be his last music vid

MODESTO BEE - 2018-01-15 19:32:00

Downtown Modesto jail is closing. Where are the prisoners going, and who's moving in? | The Modesto Bee

For a decade, the Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury has recommended the antiquated downtown Modesto men's jail, which opened in 1954, be demolished or closed. In 2007, its report called the jail on H Street, "old, smelly, overcrowded (and) out of date." Today, it is no longer one of these things.


Modesto girl rescued by CHP after abduction

A 2-year-old Modesto girl is back with her family after being rescued by the California Highway Patrol during an attempted abduction . The Modesto Police contacted the CHP at 11:50 p.m. Thursday to assist in a child abduction case. According to the Bakersfield CHP, the girl had allegedly been taken


They knew they were poisoning groundwater. So Modesto sued.

In a ruling with implications for cities across the United States, appellate justices this week rejected Modesto's request to reinstate a $75 million judgment against a producer of toxic dry cleaning chemicals. However, the ruling also paves the way for a new trial under conditions favorable to Mode


They risk their lives to protect others. What Modesto church did to protect them

First responders were sent out Saturday with prayers for their safety and good will following the annual Blue Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Organized by the St. Joseph's Knights of Columbus, the morning Mass included speakers and a luncheon that celebrated police, fire, sheriff, FBI, Califor


Teenage victim in Empire homicide identified

Michael Webster, 16, of Modesto was the victim of the homicide in Empire on Friday night, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department said Sunday. Webster was killed and two other males were injured in a shooting at a large party on the 4800 block of McNary Court, authorities said. Shots were reporte

MODESTO BEE - 2018-01-15 02:31:00

North Bay fire cleanup resumes after state steps in

Cleanup crews are rolling into four fire-scorched Northern California counties again after the state approved a new agreement for debris removal, sidestepping a dispute that had property owners worried about how quickly they could begin rebuilding. Debris removal was halted last week in Napa, Sonoma

SFGATE - 2018-01-15 21:48:00

West Alabama neighborhoods shaken up by mysterious 'boom'

A loud boom was heard over much of west Alabama on January 15, 2017 (abc3340.com) People living in neighborhoods from Cottondale to Vance took to social media when they heard a powerful 'boom' that literally shook their homes overnight. Gary Youngblood Jr. and his family have lived in Coaling near t

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-01-15 21:19:19

The Weather Authority | Winter Storm Watch Tomorrow

DRY, WARMER TODAY: Before we get into the specifics about the snow situation for Alabama tomorrow, today will be a mostly sunny day with a warmer afternoon; we project a high around 50 degrees. This actually could be a bad thing; the pavement/asphalt surfaces will retain some of this heat, leading t

ABC 33/40 NEWS - 2018-01-15 06:37:06

Young and old take part in Unity Day march in Tuscaloosa

A year ago, Erik Johnson made the decision to take his three children to the Women's March in Washington, D.C. For Johnson, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Alabama, the choice to bring his children, ranging from 3 to 8 years old, was a deliberate one. "I don't want my kids t

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-01-16 02:12:48

String of suicides shakes retirement home that welcomed adults with mental illness

Larry Pledger left a boot print on the nightstand before he jumped from his ninth-floor bedroom at Mount Royal Towers in September. The 61-year-old resident lived with a roommate in an apartment at the complex designed for seniors perched behind Brookwood Medical Center in the Birmingham suburbs. Mo

AL.COM - 2018-01-16 13:00:14

Hundreds march in the MLK Unity March in Tuscaloosa

Tusaloosa Martin Luther King Jr. Unity march TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT)-Hundreds of people marched on the streets of Tuscaloosa Monday morning to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. The annual march started at noon at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary school. The marchers walked severa

WIAT TV - 2018-01-16 04:31:31

Baby race coming to Coleman Coliseum

Do you have the fastest baby in Tuscaloosa? Find out at the Alabama Women's basketball game against Vanderbilt Sunday, when 10 babies will race during the cutest halftime promotion at Coleman Coliseum this season. The winning baby will receive a one-month supply of diapers and Alabama baby bedding f

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-01-15 18:13:21

Tuscaloosa City Council agenda for January 16

The Tuscaloosa City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers on the second oor of City Hall, 2201 University Blvd. The following items will be on the agenda: Authorizing an adjustment and refund of excess deposit to Michael Jacobson for installation of water mains and services fo

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - 2018-01-15 20:18:00

After North Alabama's big win, will governor's race turn focus South?

North Alabama has been on a roll in this early portion of 2018, and some of it has come at the expense of coastal Alabama. Highlights include:Toyota and Mazda announced Wednesday that they'll build a $1.6 billion auto manufacturing plant in Limestone County. The companies preferred the location for

AL.COM - 2018-01-14 13:45:46